Imagine Windy Hill

What do you imagine for Windy Hill?

We’re planning for the future of Windy Hill, our iconic sport and recreation reserve in Essendon, and we need your help!

With changes in use (such as the Essendon Football Club moving its training base to the Tullamarine), ageing facilities, growth in the local community and increasing demand for spaces to provide multipurpose opportunities for all, we’ve identified the opportunity to redesign Windy Hill as a community sport and recreation precinct, acknowledging the history and heritage of the site.

To come up with a plan for the future, we are asking:

  • What do you love about Windy Hill?
  • What do you want to do there?
  • How should it look in the future?
  • What needs to be provided?

Your ideas will help us set a draft vision for Windy Hill that reinforces all that is special about it and that continues to position it as an icon for future generations to enjoy.

Make sure you share your vision for Windy Hill below, and don’t forget to vote on your favourite illustrated vision as depicted by local residents!

Share your memories of Windy Hill and ideas for the future...

What do you imagine for Windy Hill?

We’re planning for the future of Windy Hill, our iconic sport and recreation reserve in Essendon, and we need your help!

With changes in use (such as the Essendon Football Club moving its training base to the Tullamarine), ageing facilities, growth in the local community and increasing demand for spaces to provide multipurpose opportunities for all, we’ve identified the opportunity to redesign Windy Hill as a community sport and recreation precinct, acknowledging the history and heritage of the site.

To come up with a plan for the future, we are asking:

  • What do you love about Windy Hill?
  • What do you want to do there?
  • How should it look in the future?
  • What needs to be provided?

Your ideas will help us set a draft vision for Windy Hill that reinforces all that is special about it and that continues to position it as an icon for future generations to enjoy.

Make sure you share your vision for Windy Hill below, and don’t forget to vote on your favourite illustrated vision as depicted by local residents!

Share your memories of Windy Hill and ideas for the future...

It is time to think about the future for Windy Hill. 

What does Windy Hill mean to you? 

Tell us what you most love about Windy Hill and share your fondest memories. 

Thank you for sharing!

We are also interested to know how you imagine Windy Hill looking in the future.  Go to the Ideas tab to make your contribution.

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  • Childhood love for the Red and Black

    by Boz, 2 months ago

    I grew up in West Brunswick from 1962 to 1987 to Migrant parents whom had little interest for our great game, but luckily I had an older brother that gave me my passion for my beloved Bombers. Growing up in Brunswick most people either followed Essendon or Carlton and there was a real rivalry throughout all of the adjoining suburbs. I remember from an early age knowing when a game was being played  because of all the Red and Black supporters trudging across the suburbs on their way to either Windy Hill or Princes Park, I would immediately follow the... Continue reading

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  • Childhood Memories

    by ds79, 3 months ago

    Put simply, when I think of Windy Hill, I smile. From the first VFL game I attended way back in 1986 to the final AFL game there in 1991 against the Brisbane Bears it has provided so many memorable times. Often we'd pile into the car after VicKick, drive the short journey and park at a friends place who lived round the corner. We'd precariously walk single file across the rickety footbridge praying it didn't collapse beneath us. Once we made it safely across we could see the Showers Pavillion and it was at that time the kids in the... Continue reading

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  • My last visit for footy

    by Voltaire, 4 months ago

    I remember the last football game I saw there was a VFA Grand Final between Coburg and Williamstown in 1989. It was a warm day and the atmosphere was joyful. My memory is that people were very friendly and I know I ran in to various characters as I went around the ground. I might be wrong but I think the peanut man was patrolling the boundary. Phil Cleary's Coburg had been dominant for a few seasons but most of the crowd were supporting Willy. Coburg won the game but Willy's supporters seemed to have their own victory in one... Continue reading

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